Zane L Berge Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Zane L Berge

Professor of Education

Zane Berge is Professor and former Director of the Training Systems graduate programs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He teaches graduate courses involving training in the workplace and distance education. Prior to UMBC, Dr. Berge was founder and director of the Center for Teaching and Technology, Georgetown University. It was there that he first combined his background in business with educational technology to work in the area online education and training.

Subjects: Education


Professor and former Director of the Training Systems, Instructional Systems Development Graduate Program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Between January 1992 and July 1995, Dr. Berge served as Director of the Center for Teaching and Technology and Assistant Director for Training Services, Academic Computer Center, Georgetown University. The mission of the Center is to promote the use of instructional technology in the classroom.  Prior to Georgetown University, he was recruited in 1983 to Michigan State University in a highly competitive national competition for a fellowship program with the Institute for Research on Teaching.
Prior to MSU, he held a variety of positions, ranging from Warehouse Group Leader to Vice President, in both large and small business organizations. This background has allowed accomplishments in the areas of instructional technology, instructional design, distance education, computers in training/education, marketing, sales, accounting, and general management.
Education includes a BS (1977), with highest honors in Photo management/Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology; attended the University of Michigan Graduate School of Business in the MBA program, earned a Ph.D. in Educational Systems Development from Michigan State University (1988). majoring in computers in training and education; with minors in business; learning and cognition; and statistical methods. Dr. Berge has authored/edited fourteen books and authored, co-authored, or presented over three hundred book chapters, articles, and conference presentations.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    distance education; computer-mediated communication; training in the workplace

Personal Interests

    fresh-water fishing; ; photography


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